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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the illustrations are beautiful, but the story lines lacks substance.
Is It Any Good?
The story doesn't quite work; the most successful feature of this book is the watercolor-and-ink illustrations, which feature each character in a multitude of energetic poses.
The reader learns of a blended family that calls itself the Honeys and consists of a mother rabbit, her bunny, a duck, and a mouse. While it may be admirable to care for others in need, there is no indication as to why two animals required adoption. Further, there is an absence of emotion and a true sense of nurturing, care, and concern, which would be expected within a family.
Second, the story fails in its effort to highlight the important differences among the group. The contest concludes with the whole group playing the "Great-Big-Feet-Game that they are all best at together." At this point, young readers begin to question both the sincerity of the story and the logic -- obviously, the rabbits have the longest feet.
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